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Vineyard in the Oregon Willamette Valley wine region of Eola-Amity Hills
View of a vineyard in the Oregon Willamette Valley wine region of Eola-Amity Hills.
Image: Allie Towers Rice

About Salem

Flag of Salem, OregonSatellite view showing Salem, second largest city and capital of the State of Oregon in the United States. The county seat of Marion County is located along the Willamette River, in the north-west of the state about 48 mi (77 km) east of Oregon's coast to the Pacific Ocean, and 47 mi by road south of Portland, the largest city in Oregon.

Oregon State Capitol in Salem
View of the west side of Oregon's State Capitol in Salem.
Image: Oregon Department of Transportation
Salem came into existence at the beginning of the 19th century. The first permanent settlement around the 1840s was a Methodist mission.
The missionaries established the Oregon Institute in 1842, it was the forerunner of the Willamette University. In 1851 Salem became the territorial capital of Oregon Territory, the town was incorporated in 1857. Oregon was admitted as the 33rd state to the Union on 14 February 1859 and Salem became the state capital.

Today Salem is a middle-sized city with a population of 164,500 inhabitants (in 2015), about 400,000 people live in its metropolitan area.

The city is home to Willamette University and its affiliated Hallie Ford Museum of Art. Willamette is the oldest university in the Western United States.

The city is a hub for local farming produce and a major agricultural food processing center. Major employers in the city are the state government, Salem-Keizer School District, Salem Health (hospital), and the Chemeketa Community College.

Salem points of interest:

Downtown Salem, capital of Oregon
Downtown Salem with First United Methodist Church in center - view from top of Oregon State Capitol.
Image: M.O. Stevens
Historic places:
Oregon State Capitol (seat of the government of Oregon)
Willamette Heritage Center (5-acres of Historic Places with a research library and archives of Marion County history)

Hallie Ford Museum of Art (art and historical artifacts -, Oregon Electric Railway Museum (a streetcar and trolley car museum -, Antique Powerland (open-air farm machinery museum -, A. C. Gilbert's Discovery Village (interactive children's museum -

Performing Arts:
Elsinore Theatre (movies and performances -
Reed Opera House (performing arts center and shopping mall in a historic building -

Oregon Garden (botanical garden with an amphitheater), Cascades Gateway Park (park with lake, ball fields, 18 holes of disc golf, fishing, trails & picnic facilities)

Willamette Valley Vineyards (winery), Cristom Vineyards (winery), Bethel Heights Vineyard (winery).

McCulloch Stadium (stadium and home to Willamette University's football and track and field teams)

Just zoom in (+) to see Oregon State Capitol. The Art Deco building houses the usual state authorities like the state legislature and the offices of the governor, secretary of state, and the treasurer of the U.S. state of Oregon.

The page shows a city map of Salem with expressways, main roads and streets, and the location of Salem Municipal Airport (IATA code: SLE) in south.

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Local Time Salem:
Friday-May-25  06:00  
Standard time zone Pacific Standard Time (PST): UTC/GMT -8 hours
Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) in use from the second Sunday in March, ends on the first Sunday in November; time zone offset: UTC/GMT -7 hours

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Google Map: Searchable Map of the City of Salem, Oregon, USA.

City Coordinates: 44°55′51″N 123°1′44″W
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